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Requirements for Intervention Specialists of Students Taking Alternate Assessments

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A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.


Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.


Students’ names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.


Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.


Please contact the Ohio Department of Education’s legal office at (614) 466-4705 if you have questions.

The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.

House Bill 487 updated Ohio’s graduation requirements to ensure that all students are ready for success in college and work. As a result, the Class of 2017 (10th-graders in the 2014-2015 school year) will be the last students to take the current Ohio Graduation Tests. The new requirements take effect with the class of 2018 (ninth graders in fall 2014). Additionally, every student will have the opportunity to take a nationally-recognized college admission exam free of charge in the 11th grade. The honors diploma remains another option for students. This information can be found at the Ohio Department of Education website at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/News/New-High-School-Graduation-Requirements .

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Information about Highly Qualified Teacher guidelines for intervention specialists of students eligible for the alternate assessment in grades 7-12 has been recently posted to the Ohio Department of Education website at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/School-Improvement/No-Child-Left-Behind/Highly-Qualified-Teacher-HQT-Toolkit-2013-2014/HQT-Requirements-for-Grades-7-12-Intervention-Spec . This page includes a Frequently Asked Questions section.

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